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Organization of Independent Artists records, circa 1970s-circa 2003

Organization of Independent Artists

Collection Information

Size: 28.4 Linear feet

Summary: The Organization of Independent Artists records measure 28.4 linear feet and date from circa 1970s to circa 2003. The records include administrative records, correspondence, exhibition and installation files, artists' files, financial and legal records, printed material, seven scrapbooks, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Organization of Independent Artists (OIA) is a non-profit arts organization founded in 1976 by Warren Tanner, Arnold Wechsler, and Renee Meyer. The organization's mission is to sponsor artist-curated group shows and enable exhibitions of emerging and mid-career artists in public spaces throughout the New York City area outside of the usual commercial and alternative gallery venues.


The Organization of Independent Artists records were donated in 2003 by the organization via Geraldine Cosentino, Director.

Language Note

Collection is in English


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.